About the book:
From Bestselling Authors David & Beverly Lewis
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.
Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
I love this book! It's well-written and really brings the wonderful characters to life. Jack is such a wonderful father, Kelly makes mistakes but tries to do the right thing and Natalie is so precocious! It alternates between Jack and Kelly's viewpoints and shows what a loving family Natalie has in her uncle, aunt and nanny. We're shown the day-to-day family life, but it's never boring. Instead, you get a sense of how much Jack's life changed when he was named guardian of Natalie. By contrast, we see how horrible Kelly's life has been for the last eight years, wondering where her daughter is and if she's safe or even alive. I loved seeing the turnaround her life takes. I thought I knew how this story was going to go, but it kept me guessing with a couple twists. I love the faith Kelly has that she will find her child, even though she made some bad choices, which would be hard not to do in her circumstances. I like the romantic elements and was unsure if Jack would end up with anyone and if so, who. The Amish element is lighter with the story being centered on the English. The overall theme seems to be that God is working everything together for our good and it showed this beautifully. I love how everything wrapped up. This seems to be a stand-alone novel and one you won't want to miss! I highly recommend it!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.